As many of you already know, my husband Pietro is a winemaker and part-time winegrower—son of a winegrower. He is not a gardener, though he enjoys helping me, and in the past, he enjoyed vegetable gardening a lot.
For now though, he is a winegrower with his father, and he knows a lot about the history of every vine imaginable, and like a true nerd, he knows the pedigree of every vine as well. He also has his finger on the wine vine nerd pulse. He recounts all the latest gossip in that world to me whenever possible and there is far more than you might imagine.
This morning, while drinking our habitual cups of coffee and reading our laptops simultaneously, he chuckled. If you knew my husband, you’d know that he doesn’t chuckle lightly, so I had to ask.
Instead of summarizing the article, I will just let you read the AP release yourself. Any gardener, or plant lover for that matter, should know about such acts of violence against plant-life. And if you like wine, you may want to go out and buy a bottle of Grüner Veltliner in memory of the victim.